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2019-10-20 11:31 AM
Dr.Dave @vanhalen26 If you're watching a 4K channel you have a high bit-rate with fewer motion artifacts than if you're watching a regular HD channel at 720p. You may notice a better picture even if your 4K PVR is set to output 720p. You can change the settings on the PVR to output 1080p, which should give you a better picture when watching a 4K channel. You should also check the picture quality of the HD channels to see which setting gives you a better picture. People have reported varying results, so it may depend on the model of TV and personal preference.
2019-10-20 10:43 AM
57 You can check by pressing the "info or display or recall" or similar button on the TV's remote. If that doesn't work you can check by changing inputs on the TV because it'll usually display the incoming signal for a few seconds when you do this. You can probably set the output of the Fibe box to 1080P on the Fibe 4K boxes if you want, although you may wish to leave it at 720P since that's what the incoming HD signal is. See the following FAQ:

https://www.digitalhome.ca/forum/30-...v-formats.html

As discussed in the FAQs, most TVs are better at the upconversion than the box, but feel free to experiment to see what works for you.
2019-10-20 07:22 AM
vanhalen26 But is the receiver sending a 1080p picture for TSN4K? For the regular TSN channels it outputs 720p.
2019-10-20 12:25 AM
57 A 1080P TV has no choice other than to display every incoming signal at 1080P. See:

https://www.digitalhome.ca/forum/30-...ut-format.html

A picture can look better for many different reasons like production values, or better original signal, etc.
2019-10-19 10:45 PM
vanhalen26 If I’m watching fibe on a 4K receiver and playing on a 1080p TV, is the 4K channel displayed in 1080p? The picture does look better to me than the regular channel. Wonder if I’m imagining that.
2019-09-16 05:39 PM
Dr.Dave @dpkost Welcome to the forum. I moved your post to this thread, since we've had some discussion of trying to use 2 Bluetooth remotes. According to this post about 2 years ago, it probably won't work.

https://www.digitalhome.ca/forum/188...ml#post2906577
2019-09-16 03:28 PM
dpkost I changed to Bell Fibe a few weeks ago. I have a 4k PVR and it comes with a bluetooth slim remote. I got a second remote but I cannot get it programmed to my TV. The first remote works perfectly. The power, volume and mute buttons are programmed to the TV functions correctly.

I tried configuring in the setting on the Bell Fibe box but it would not work. I tried manually configuring by entering the code for my toshiba TV from the user guide paper that came with the remote and that doesn't work either.

Is it possible that you cannot connect 2 bluetooth remotes, that it only supports 1.

Any suggestions would be appreciated.
2019-08-04 06:41 PM
taylormade Thanks to Dr Dave for providing the links to find out what is on in 4K, I had 4k on Cogeco and could not tell from the guide what was actually in 4k. This is a major fail, they try to get everyone to subscribe and then don't show what's on, I even had difficulty finding out online so I cancelled. Looks like now, from Dr Dave's links they are at least documenting online.
2018-12-27 02:58 PM
Dr.Dave @brentmac I believe Bell still limits you to one 4K TV signal per household. You can watch other non-Bell 4K content like Netflix by streaming it directly on your second TV.

It is possible to watch live 4K TV with a second 4K box using the MediaRoom technology that Bell offers. Telus uses similar technology in western Canada and offers a second non-PVR 4k box to their customers.

I see you are posting from Bell Aliant territory. We have a separate Aliant forum, but the 4K technology and a lot of other things are similar since Bell took complete control of Aliant. You may want to use that forum in the future since there are still some differences in pricing, etc.
2018-12-27 01:57 PM
ExDilbert HDMI 4K splitters are available. Beware of vendors advertising basic switches as splitters. They won't power 2 TVs at once. You probably want to search for something like "HDMI Splitter 4K 60HZ 4:4:4 1X2 Port powered." The ones I found cost about $50.
2018-12-27 12:58 PM
brentmac I now have a second 4k television. Is it possible to watch 4k programming on both tv's simultaneously? As well do I need to switch my standard wireless receiver for another 4k receiver? (I already have one 4k)
2018-12-26 11:04 PM
Dr.Dave I copied the instructions for using the Harmony remote with the 4K PVR from the Bell site a couple of years ago. I haven't done that personally, but others confirm it works.

https://www.digitalhome.ca/forum/188...ml#post2846993

To program any Harmony model, use BELL FibeTV for the manufacturer and VIP5662W for the model.

I set up a Harmony 650? for a family and it lasted about 5 years of very heavy use before the buttons started acting up. They couldn't live without it because it controlled all their devices with a whole bunch of input sources, so they bought a new one. Because I like to tinker, I took the old one apart, cleaned the contacts and it works perfectly.
2018-12-26 10:15 PM
ExDilbert The Harmony 650 is an good remote for the $70 or so that it usually goes for. At $50 it's a good deal. Logitech's other remotes are overpriced. The 880 had a bad button layout which probably explains its lack of popularity. The Harmony One has a great button layout but the build quality was not good. Until something better arrives, I'm buying the Harmony 650.
2018-12-26 08:28 PM
Pmonte I had a couple of the Harmony One remotes and some of the older ones without the screen. The harmony kept crapping out (screen would stop working) and i had a lot of lag issues switching between devices. I was also told that the Arris VIP 5662 is bluetooth only and that its not compatible with a lot of universal remotes.
2018-12-26 07:42 PM
57 I was going to mention that the Harmony 650, 655 are on sale this week (Boxing Week) for around $50. I haven't encountered any issues during my decade of Optimization travels, but if you don't like, that's your prerogative.

The only Harmony I recall that people didn't like as much was the 880, which didn't have a good button feel since they were all flush, but that was years ago.
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